Twitter is going to turn your timelines upside down, and
As early as next week, Twitter will be switching its timelines over from displaying tweets in
An algorithm is a
But the backlash has already started to keep the site’s layout as is.
The hashtag #RIPTwitter started trending on the platform Saturday, with users mourning the loss of up to the minute posts, and others rallying for it remain unchanged.
The company’s CFO Anthony Noto hinted more than a year ago that Twitter would be exploring a curated timeline since its
Over the years, Twitter has struggled to maintain its user growth, compared to other popular social media platforms including Facebook and others like Instagram and WhatsApp. But the tweaks made since Jack Dorsey returned as CEO to keep the platform fresh have not been well received.
When the “favourite” button became a “like” and the button’s shape went from a star to a heart to boot, users recoiled.
And the “moments” tab seems to have been its first stab at a curated highlights section, but it was more or less run out of town by an enraged mob of Twitter users, so to speak.
There have also been talks of increasing the character count from 140 to a whopping 10,000.
Some are saying that the new algorithmic timeline will be optional, but this has not yet been confirmed. Twitter has yet to comment on the change, or release a statement.